Sep 23, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Craven Cottage
DoncasterDoncaster Rovers
Ruiz (16'), Burn (32')
Bettinelli (10'), Bodurov (80'), Burn (96')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Coppinger (60')

Result: Doncaster miss late penalty as Fulham record first win in four weeks

Fulham survive a late scare as Doncaster Rovers miss a 78th-minute penalty in a 2-1 loss to Fulham in the third round of the League Cup.

Fulham recorded their first win in four weeks with a 2-1 League Cup victory over Doncaster Rovers this evening.

The home side showed their intent within the first minute as Ross McCormack drove a shot at goal which was well saved.

Hugo Rodallega then blazed a shot over the bar, but set up Bryan Ruiz for the opener a few minutes later with a cushioned header.

Dan Burn of Fulham scores his team's second goal during the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Fulham and Doncaster Rovers at Craven Cottage on September 23, 2014© Getty Images

Dan Burn doubled Fulham's lead with a close-range header on the night that he captained the side for the first time as Fulham dominated the opening period.

Nathan Tyson almost reduced the arrears shortly after the break, but after a mazy run the striker dragged his shot wide of the far post.

Doncaster did rattle a few Fulham nerves when they levelled after an hour through James Coppinger, who cut in from the left and arrowed a shot beyond Marcus Bettinelli.

With 12 minutes remaining, Doncaster were gifted a penalty after Tim Hoogland's handball, but Bettinelli kept out Theo Robinson's spot kick to ensure the Cottagers recorded their first win under caretaker manager Kit Symons.

Matthew Briggs of Fulham runs with the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Fulham at Etihad Stadium on January 19, 2013
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